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  • Asian incentive delegates big spenders

    New research released by Business Events Sydney (BESydney) reveals that Asian incentive delegates are Sydney’s highest yielding delegate, outspending holiday visitors by an average of 6.5 times, and up to as much as 9.4 times. ..


  • Auckland advocates to boost business events

    Auckland Mayor Len Brown has officially launched the Auckland Business Events Advocate Programme at an investiture ceremony yesterday (May 20). ..


  • Federal Budget gets AACB tick of approval

    The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the Federal Budget’s additional $36.7 million over the forward estimates for Tourism Australia’s international marketing activities.  ..


  • Budget offers mixed messages, TAA

    Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has welcomed the Federal Budget's increase in funding for Tourism Australia and the business events sector, and praised the accelerated depreciation measures for small businesses.  ..


  • Paris tops ICCA ranking

    Paris has retained its number one ranking in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) annual meetings table, with Vienna swapping places with Madrid and moving up from three to two, and Berlin and Barcelona swapping places at four and five respectively. ..


  • NSW Regional Tourism funding up for grabs

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres (pictured) has announced the 2015-16 Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF)  is open to receive applications from the Regional NSW tourism industry. ..


  • Funding boost for Victoria’s tourism

    The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), in association with the Victorian Events Industry Council (VEIC), welcomes the State Government's announcement of an additional $20 million annually for the next four years in funding to support the growth of major events throughout Victoria. ..


  • Government opens coffers for MCEC expansion

    The long awaited expansion of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is set to go ahead, with the release of the Victorian Government’s 2015-16 Victorian Budget including provision for Stage Two of MCEC. ..


  • World class service key to tourism and hospitality growth

    To realise their full potential, Australia’s tourism, travel and hospitality industries have to attract the best people they can and give them the skills they need to offer truly world class service, according to the 2015 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Environmental Scan released today (April 30) by Service Skills Australia. ..


  • Qantas resurrects Perth-Singapore route

    Qantas will return to the Perth-Singapore route from June 26, 2015, as part of a number of improvements for West Australian travellers, operating five return Boeing 737 Perth-Singapore services each week. ..


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  • Taiwan ranks 4th in Asia

    Taiwan has moved up six places to 28th in the world’s country/region rankings and 4th in Asia with 145 meetings, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). ..


  • NZICC design announcement welcomed

    Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has welcomed news confirming the revised preliminary design for the planned New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). ..